Month: September 2011

President’s Report

Fellow SIVB Members, As I go through this last year of my presidency, I take great joy in the growth, excellence, and activities of SIVB. As a member of three professional societies other than SIVB, I realize that I often take for granted that I’ll receive my journals, go to meetings, talk with colleagues in those societies, and occasionally sit on committees, but generally I just expect the societies to be there.  Having spent many hours over the past 15 years involved with Section or Board responsibilities in SIVB, one would think that I would have more respect and...

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2011 Fellow Award

The Fellow Award recognizes current members of the SIVB who have been active members for at least 10 years.  A Fellow has made outstanding contributions in their area of specialization or discipline to include research, teaching, and administration in public, government, academic, or private industry activities.  The Society for In Vitro Biology honored Valerie Pence and John Finer with Fellow Awards at the 2011 In Vitro Biology Meeting.  This issue of the In Vitro Report will highlight Dr. Valerie Pence, and Dr. John Finer will be highlighted in an upcoming issue of the In Vitro Report.  I can think...

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2011 Distinguished Service Awards

At the Opening Ceremonies of the 2011 SIVB meeting in Raleigh, the SIVB President, Dr. William J. Smith, had the pleasure of presenting awards to those individuals who had provided extraordinary service to the Society over the preceding year. The awarding of the Distinguished Service Award is at the discretion of the president and symbolizes his recognition of contributions that were highly meaningful to his presidency. While each member is critical to the success of the Society, and the hard work of a large number of individuals has put SIVB onto a strong financial footing, Dr. Smith chose to...

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2011 SIVB Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2011 In Vitro Biology Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina. Information on additional awardees at the 2011 Meeting will be presented in the next issue of the In Vitro Report.  Information related to the available specific student awards can be found on the SIVB website (www.sivb.org) or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at (919) 562-0600, sivb@sivb.org, or Dr. Pamela Weathers, Chair, Student Affairs and Awards Committee, at weathers@wpi.edu. 2011 HONOR B. FELL AWARD AND 2011 SIVB STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD Identification of Cadmium-regulated miRNAs in Rat Renal Proximal Tubule Epithelial NRK-52E Cells MicroRNAs...

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2011 SIVB Oral Presentation Competitions

Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition The 2011 Plant Biotechnology Student Presentation Competition was moderated by Sukhpreet Sandhu. This session was a success with outstanding student presentations that were well-received by a large audience. The authors of the best five abstracts were invited to give a talk in this session. Abstracts from 11 student participants were evaluated by Jim Register (Pioneer Hi-bred Intl., USA), Prakash Lakshmanan (BSES Ltd., Australia), and Ian Curtis (Texas A&M, USA).  Adjudged competition winners were presented with a certificate and a cash award of $250 for the first place winner, Sarah H Holt (Virginia Polytechnic...

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The In Vitro Report accepts submissions from members or interested scientists. Submissions must include author’s name, address, phone, or other number where you can be reached. For additional information regarding submissions to In Vitro Report, contact Sylvia A. Mitchell or Michael J. Fay, Editors-in-Chief, by phone or email or contact the SIVB office.

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